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8 Feb 2021

Trek & Backpack Wilderness Field Instructor

The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education – Posted by National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education Anywhere

Job Description

The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) is seeking Wilderness Field Instructors for the 2021 season. Instructors manage the safety of trip participants while co-facilitating multi-day adventure education courses in the field, including kayaking, rafting, backpacking, rock climbing. Instructors manage risks and assure effective courses, while serving as an educator and role model. Must be able to teach and facilitate NCOAE’s curriculum to teens, and adults, complete documentation accurately and in a timely fashion and participate in pre-trip and post-trip meetings. Additional duties include: facilitating meaningful group experiences and setting an emotionally and physically safe, fun and engaging tone for students to follow.

Minimum Qualifications:
• 3+ years of experience working with wilderness programs, outdoor education, outdoor recreation, or residential summer camps
• Current Wilderness First Aid certification. Wilderness First Responder preferred.
• Competency in risk management skills
• Prior to hiring: Satisfactory completion of an NCOAE on-campus instructor training or NCOAE Outdoor Educator Training

• 5+ years experience leading domestic and/or international outdoor education programs
• Current WFR or WEMT certification
• Leave No Trace Trainer
• Associate’s, Bachelors’s, or Master’s degree in adventure education, outdoor education, recreation, wilderness leadership or related degree

How to Apply

Interested applicants may apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and references to

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Trek & Backpack.

Job expires in 35 days.

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